5 Common Street Photography Mistakes

Street photography is a unique and challenging genre that requires fast reactions, solid technique, the ability to anticipate action, and a dose of creativity. If you would like to improve your street photography work, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses five common mistakes photographers make and how to fix them or avoid them in the first place. 

Coming to you from Justin Mott, this great video tutorial will show you five common street photography mistakes and what you can do to fix them. Even if you do not shoot street work as your primary genre, it is one that can be a real benefit for whatever it is you do shoot, especially if it involves people. For example, wedding and event photographers need to be able to anticipate action outside the frame and be ready to photograph it in pleasing light and with a compelling composition. Of course, this is exactly what it takes to create a good street shot, which is what makes it such good practice for other professional situations. Just be sure to stay safe and work in a way that makes you and your subjects comfortable. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mott. 

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Sam Sims's picture

This guy thinks he’s offering advice but it really lacks substance, Firstly telling us to shoot at sunrise/sunset is not helpful. Where I live, during the summer sunrise/sunset is 4am and 9pm! Great scene captures happen during the day, not at 4am! Plenty of great photographers have captured a good number of photographs throughout the day, using the varying light sources to their advantage. This guy needs to look up the work of Fan Ho to see great daylight capture. The rest reads like ‘experiment more’ and like I say, lacks any substance. As for zooms, or any lenses and cameras, there is no right and wrong. Use the equipment you feel comfortable using. I like using a prime lens but would never tell others not to use a zoom.

Giovanni Stoto's picture

Can you pls stop posting videos and replsce them with written articles?

Giovanni Stoto's picture

Thing is that 90% of time I'm in a situation I cannot watch a video.